This Day In History – May 7

Today in Histroy

1429 English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc and the French army
1912 Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories, after established by Joseph Pulitzer
1915 RMS Lusitania sunk by German submarine off the southern coast of Ireland; 1198 lives lost
1939 Germany and Italy announce an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis
1945 World War II: Unconditional German surrender to the Allies signed by General Alfred Jodl at Rheims
1952 The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey Dummer
2017 Emmanuel Macron wins France’s presidential election defeating Marine Le Pen

Today in Film & TV

2017 “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” becomes the highest grossing Indian box office film ever earning $120 million

Today in Music

1824 Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th (Chorale) Symphony, premieres in Vienna, often regarded as his greatest work

Today in Sports

1992 Jockey Angel Cordero retires after winning over 7,000 horse races

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